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Song Parodies -> "Common Comma"

Original Song Title:

"Sugar Sugar"

Original Performer:

Archies

Parody Song Title:

"Common Comma"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Comma, a punchy, funny,
Little mark that is twirled,
But it's got a lot to do.
Funny, the comic comma,
But in the grammar world,
It has got a lot to do,

Like, it can relieve the clumsiness that would ensue
(Clunkiness that would ensue)
In an unpunctuated series of more than two
(A series of more than two).

Ah, comma, a punchy, funny
Little mark that is twirled;
In direct address it's used.
Punchy, the common comma,
But often it's abused;
For example, let's take two
Verbs in a sentence
Joined by "and"; the subject is "she."
("She walks and stares at me," e.g.)
Comma don't precede conjunction. . .superfluity.
(Not "She walks, and stares at me.")

Comma, the poor little comma looks so funny.
Important the comma; it ain't lazy;
You gotta have 'em in a suite: yeah, yeah, yeah.
Import commas to sentences, yeah, yeah.
Pour 'em on to help you avoid run-ons;
You gotta have 'em in a suite: yeah, yeah, yeah;
Important the comma; shouldn't waste it;
You gotta have 'em in a suite: yeah, yeah, yeah
Little mark that is twirled,
And it's got a lot to do, , , , [to fade]

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alvin - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
left me with puncuations of laughter...very clever !
littleTwirlCakes - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir John, I twirl thee some fives!
Peregrin - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I love the grammatical parodies!
MasonR - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Sorry I wasn't punctual in commenting, but I guess I was commatose. This was great! 555 and an A+ in usage.

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